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Mapping Contest Failure: No Submittals, No Awards

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 7:50 pm - No Comments »

The Handy Vandal’s Mapping Contest failed to attract submittals.

And so the Handy Vandal can award no prizes.

The Handy Vandal would have written checks. Wanted to write checks. Wanted to play those maps from other mappers. But no.

The Handy Vandal has only the Handy Vandal, and Fortune, to blame.

And who dares blame Fortune, when Fame is at stake?

 
Dateline: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 7:50 pm - No Comments »
Author: the_handy_vandal
 
 
 
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UT3 Mapping Contest: Potential Bonus Schwag

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 5:11 pm - No Comments »
Voivode: map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Blue Charges Power Node

New prize!

The Handy Vandal will provide Bonus Schwag — perhaps custom T-shirts, the Handy Vandal has not decided yet, but something worth owning — if the contest receives (and accepts) maps from ten or more different mappers.

The Handy Vandal is eager to encourage participation: the contest is a talent search, among other things.

If T-shirts persuade mappers to participate, then T-shirts it shall be. If some other schwag will win your love, please inform the Handy Vandal.

Other ideas? The Handy Vandal welcomes your suggestions for recruiting participants: karl@karljones.com.

Voivode (above): Blue powers up freshly captured power node, while Red counter-attacks with Link gun.

 
Dateline: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 5:11 pm - No Comments »
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UT3 Mapping Contest: It Begins!

Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 4:14 pm - No Comments »
Little Dipper:  map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Red Scorn attacking Blue orb carrier

All of the UT3 Mapping Contest maps are now online and available for download.

This includes both compiled (playable) maps, and source (editable) maps.

The challenge:

Take one (or more) of my Unreal Tournament 3 maps and Make It Better.

Cash Prizes! Yes!

See Unreal Map Contest for more information about the contest.

Update Nov. 16: Deadline is March 10, 2014.

Above: Red Scorn attacking the Blue orb carrier.

 
Dateline: Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 4:14 pm - No Comments »
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UT3 Mapping Contest Update

Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am - No Comments »
Gilgamesh: map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal: Blue Darkwalker, Red Eradicator

I have posted one more map — Gilgamesh — and updated Terranium as well.

All of the compiled (playable) maps are now available for download.

All of the source (editable) maps will be available Friday November 1, 2013 — the official contest start date.

I will probably post minor revisions to various maps over the next several days; it’s also possible that I will post another map or two.

Above: Blue Darkwalker walking into Red Eradicator flak.

 
Dateline: Monday, October 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am - No Comments »
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Cenotes (map for UT3 Map Contest)

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 11:22 am - No Comments »

Latest map upload: Cenotes (Warfare map for Unreal Tournament 3).

Below: Red Core is under attack by my Blue bot minions, as I bring in a Darkwalker (foreground) for a better view.

Centotes: map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Blue attacks Red Core

I am, over a span of several days, compiling all of the Unreal Tournament 3 Mapping Contest maps, and posting all of the compiled (playable) files.

The source (editable) files go online November 1, 2013.

See Handy Vandal’s Unreal Tournament 3 mapping contest for more details, including — I’ll say it again, and not for the last time — Cash Prizes.

 
Dateline: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 11:22 am - No Comments »
Author: the_handy_vandal
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VugRunner, another map in the UT3 Map Contest

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 6:26 am - No Comments »
VugRunner: map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Judas took the Blue flag

VugRunner for Unreal Tournament 3 now available for download.

See Handy Vandal’s Unreal Tournament 3 mapping contest for more details about the Cash Prizes.

See Unreal Tournament 3 Maps for complete list of downloadable maps.

Right: Judas took the Blue flag, but as the explosions suggest, he will not get very far.

 
Dateline: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 6:26 am - No Comments »
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Douhet: new map in progress for UT3

Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 1:29 pm - No Comments »
Douhet:  map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Incoming Missle

I began a new map this morning: an air power map named Douhet, after Giulio Douhet:

General Giulio Douhet (30 May 1869 – 15 February 1930) was an Italian general and air power theorist. He was a key proponent of strategic bombing in aerial warfare. He was a contemporary of the 1920s air warfare advocates Walther Wever, Billy Mitchell and Sir Hugh Trenchard.

[Giulio Douhet @ Wikipedia]

Douhet (the map) is a Warfare-mode map for Unreal Tournament 3. The power cores and the power node are located on sky islands, requiring air travel and air combat.

This is a work in progress, not ready for general distribution; updates to follow as things develop.

Douhet: map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Incoming Missile 2
 
Dateline: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 1:29 pm - No Comments »
Author: the_handy_vandal
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Coffee shop construction toy belongs in a videogame

Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 9:54 am - No Comments »
Coffee Shop Construction Toy belongs in a game

Geometric object constructed from coffee stirrers and straws.

Simple, efficient, useful, elegant: Bucky Fuller would smile and approve the design.

This beauty deserves a home in videogames.

To me, it practically radiates game implications — efficient geometry for object modelling, practical design for in-game assembly of parts into functional units, layouts for bot pathing, etc.

Be inspired! Make a game!

I’d pay to play that game.

[Via Make, via Boing Boing]

 
Dateline: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 9:54 am - No Comments »
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Extractor: another new map for UT3

Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 8:56 am - No Comments »
Extractor:  map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal

Now available for your Capture the Flag pleasure:

Extractor for Unreal Tournament 3.

See Unreal Tournament 3 Maps for complete list of downloadable maps.

Also see Handy Vandal’s Unreal Tournament 3 mapping contest for more about the contest, and yes, Extractor is a contest map.

Right: I have the Red flag, but Blue Leviathan just went boom and the Reds want their flag back in a bad way.

Below: A few moments earlier, Red Darkwalker firing on Blue Leviathan. This ends badly for Blue in about twelve seconds.

Excavator:  Unreal Tournament 3 map by the Handy Vandal -- Leviathan meets Darkwalker
 
Dateline: Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 8:56 am - No Comments »
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Pharamond (new UT3 map)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7:05 pm - No Comments »
Pharamond: map for Unreal Tournament 3 by the Handy Vandal - Slain grabs the flag

Now available for download: Pharamond for Unreal Tournament 3.

Pharamond is one of the Vehicle Capture the Flag maps in the Handy Vandal’s Unreal Tournament 3 mapping contest.

Above: Slain grabs the blue flag.

 
Dateline: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7:05 pm - No Comments »
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